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- 1 2 1/2 - 3 pound pork sirloin roast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
- 1 cup root beer*
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 cups root beer (two 12-ounce cans or bottles)*
- 1 cup bottled chili sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon root beer concentrate (optional)
- several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
- 8 - 10 hamburger buns, split (and toasted, if desired)
- Lettuce leaves (optional)
- Tomato slices (optional)
1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut roast to fit into a 3-1/2- to 5-quart crockery cooker. Sprinkle meat with the salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown meat on all sides in hot oil. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to cooker. Add onions, the 1 cup root beer, and garlic.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
3. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine the 3 cups of root beer and the chili sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups. Add root beer concentrate and bottled hot pepper sauce, if desired.
4. Transfer roast to a cutting board or serving platter. Using a slotted spoon, remove onions from cooking juices and place on serving platter. Discard juices. Using 2 forks, pull meat apart into shreds. To serve, line buns with lettuce leaves and tomato slices, if desired. Add meat and onions; spoon on sauce. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
- Do not substitute with diet root beer.
- Servings Per Recipe 8,
- cal. (kcal) 356,
- Fat, total (g) 10,
- chol. (mg) 59,
- sat. fat (g) 3,
- carb. (g) 44,
- fiber (g) 1,
- pro. (g) 22,
- vit. A (RE) 41,
- vit. C (mg) 5,
- sodium (mg) 786,
- calcium (mg) 40,
- iron (mg) 2,
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet